Constraint-based large neighborhood search for machine reassignment

Felix Brandt and Jochen Speck and Markus Völker
Annals of Operations Research
This paper addresses a process-to-machine reassignment problem arising in cloud computing environments. The problem formulation has been posed as the ROADEF/EURO challenge 2012. Our presented approach is basically a large neighborhood search that iteratively improves a given solution. In each iteration only a subset of processes is considered for reassignment and the newassignments are evaluated by a constraint program. In this paper we present our general solution approach. Furthermore, we evaluate different process selection strategies and other optimization means to improve the performance on larger instances. In addition, we present a simple way to compute tight lower bounds of the necessary costs.
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Cloud Computing and Cloud Services, Logistics and Supply Chain Optimisation
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